Susanna Forbes


Journalist, editor and drinks judge, Susanna Forbes specialises in beer, cider, English wine and drinks tourism. Regularly to be found on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/drinkbritain">@DrinkBritain</a>, she’s recently bought an orchard in Herefordshire with her husband, James, to start their own cider business.

Beer & Cider

Titanic beer v cider tussle ends in draw at Imbibe Live

Tom Oliver snatched a draw from the ever-inventive Mitch Adams in this year’s Beer v Cider food pairing challenge at Imbibe Live.

Imbibe Live

Brewhouse & Kitchen to target the double in Tapsters Final

After a heated semi-final competition, Brewhouse & Kitchen will once again compete for The Tapsters crown against New World Trading Company.

Beer & Cider

Has the time come to rethink cider? Susanna Forbes thinks so

In her monthly online column, our beer and cider editor Susanna Forbes questions whether the on-trade is in danger of missing out on the craft cider renaissance

Beer & Cider

In with the new: Susanna Forbes reports from Craft Beer Rising

When Britain’s oldest brewery offers you a pastel-coloured beanie hat, you know there’s something afoot.

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves: Mikkeller, South Africa and cider from Craft Beer Rising

From a summer stout to an organic IPA, from a South African spot famous for shipwrecks to London’s newest brewery, with a healthy crop of ciders along

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' top five trends from CiderCon 2019

Over 1,000 cider producers and other industry professionals dodged the polar vortex to congregate in a frozen Chicago for CiderCon 2019, organised by

Beer & Cider

Trees of gold: Susanna Forbes' top craft ciders and perries

Craft cider is on a roll, and it should be on your list.

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' festive swift halves

A bumper round-up for the festive season.

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' Swift Halves: Mikkeller, South Africa and cider from Craft Beer Rising

From a summer stout to an organic IPA, from a South African spot famous for shipwrecks to London’s newest brewery, with a healthy crop of ciders along

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' top five trends from CiderCon 2019

Over 1,000 cider producers and other industry professionals dodged the polar vortex to congregate in a frozen Chicago for CiderCon 2019, organised by

Beer & Cider

Trees of gold: Susanna Forbes' top craft ciders and perries

Craft cider is on a roll, and it should be on your list.

Beer & Cider

Susanna Forbes' festive swift halves

A bumper round-up for the festive season.

Beer & Cider

Swift Halves: The beers and ciders to stock now

From the largest island of Greece to the valleys of Wiltshire, this month’s Swift Halves includes a 60-year-old classic, a modern West Coast pale ale

Beer & Cider

An open letter to the Chancellor calling for a major rethink on cider duty

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget 2018 announcement elicited positive responses from many within the drinks industry – but for certain British cider

Beer & Cider

Swift Halves: The beers and ciders to stock now

From the largest island of Greece to the valleys of Wiltshire, this month’s Swift Halves includes a 60-year-old classic, a modern West Coast pale ale

Beer & Cider

An open letter to the Chancellor calling for a major rethink on cider duty

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget 2018 announcement elicited positive responses from many within the drinks industry – but for certain British cider